Materials & Techniques

Cutting and Piercing

Both cutting and piercing of sheet gold were accomplished in ancient times by means of small chisels. Some holes may have been drilled.

Excerpt from

Barbara Deppert-Lippitz, with contributions from Anne R. Bromberg and John Dennis, Ancient Gold Jewelry at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art in association with the University of Washington Press, 1996), 22.